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See synonyms for: appendappended on

verb (used with object)
  1. to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin: to append a note to a letter.

  2. to attach or suspend as a pendant.

  1. to sign a document with; affix: to append one's signature to a will.

Origin of append

1640–50; <Latin appendere, equivalent to ap-ap-1 + -pendere to hang (transitive)

Other words from append

  • mis·ap·pend·ed, adjective
  • un·ap·pend·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use append in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for append


/ (əˈpɛnd) /

  1. to add as a supplement: to append a footnote

  2. to attach; hang on

Origin of append

C15: from Late Latin appendere to hang (something) from, from Latin pendere to hang

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